Alexis de Vilar says the film copies his 1987 novel Goodbye, Barcelona. Manel Haro points out that the book was not, as Alexis claims, registered with the Ministry of Culture (to indicate publication) in 1987, but in October 2008, a month after the film was released here. Alexis claims inter alia to have survived an assassination attempt by Paramount for refusing to sell them some intellectual property, and the rest of the site makes for ahem interesting reading. So is he actually a great writer who just happens not to be able to spell Hemingway and whose evil Jew (surely not Mr Allen!) is introduced in Chap I for serious dramatic purpose? Or is he just another a publicity-craving, paranoid wingnut? I hope the latter–some company would be nice.
- Consum vs Conssum
Trademark theft to liven up the Spanish fruit and veg price-war?
- Class justice
Upper-class judges in London safeguarding access to their new, cheap servant class and to their Tuscan holiday homes and in Madrid
- More on the hack attack: Adolfo Daine/adol77dai51, Manchurian candidate?
More on the hacker who briefly brought baldie enterprises to a shuddering halt the other day. The problem is now fixed
— I haven’t brought the component I need. I’ll come back tomorrow, but I’ll bill you now for today. — But you
- “My great uncle took the Spanish government into exile”
From the often superb BBC WWII site: As France fell my great uncle Ioannis (John) Colentzos was captain of a Greek freighter